Junior Mini Mathematical Murder Mysteries Book - Tarquin
Here’s a chance for students to turn detective and apply their mathematical knowledge to solve some murder mysteries. There are 16 entertaining puzzles where children can use their mathematical skills to find out 'whodunnit'.
Each of the activities is intended to be a consolidation exercise covering topics such as arithmetic, algebra, shapes and simple graphs and charts. Some of the tasks included reflect wider topics met in the primary school curriculum.
These mysteries use mathematical skills learnt at school but will both reinforce knowledge and stretch students who crave a challenge. Some of the tasks require a reasonable level of logical thinking and understanding of mathematical terms such as product, factor, prime etc.